Code Enforecement

Protecting the health and safety of the town’s residents and visitors.

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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement’s mission is to protect the health and safety of the town’s residents and visitors, and the livability of the community, by ensuring compliance with the town’s land use, environmental and building codes.

Phone: (541) 257-5485

Code Enforcement Defined

The Town of Lakeview Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for neighborhood preservation, compliance with the Town Code, erosion control, and nuisance abatement while providing sensitive and courteous public service. The Code Enforcement Officer also has responsibility for parking enforcement throughout the Town.

It is our commitment to excellence that is reflected in serving our community in a safe, professional, and effective manner for these quality-of-life issues. Our services are dedicated to enriching the lives of our citizens by protecting the health and welfare of its residents through fair and impartial enforcement of the Town of Lakeview Municipal Code. Our goal is to educate and seek voluntary compliance prior to enforcement.

When a code violation complaint is received, it is researched for location, ownership, and jurisdiction. The Code Enforcement Officer will make a site visit to determine if a violation exists. If there is a violation the officer will determine who the responsible individual/property owner is, and the appropriate parties will be notified of the violation(s). Notification may be in the form of a personal visit, phone contact, email, a warning with a door hanger or letter. In certain situations, such as health or safety matters, or repeat violations, there may be no notification and a citation may simply be issued.

No matter what form of notification is given, there will be a due date by which the corrections must be completed in order to avoid further enforcement action. If after the first notice there is no abatement of the violation by the due date, the Code Enforcement Officer may issue a second notice. This notification will be in written form with a deadline by which the violation must be corrected. At any time, the Town may post a notice to abate. In certain instances, there may be no second notice and the Code Enforcement Officer may issue a citation to appear in court. It is the Town’s policy to provide all citizens with the opportunity to correct any issues before the pursuit of formal enforcement actions.

When a property owner refuses to correct violations found on the property and it reaches the point of a citation, the responsible party/property owner may be issued an Oregon Uniform Citation and Complaint. This requires the individual receiving the citation to appear in Lake County Municipal Court on the date and time listed. If after judicial proceedings a defendant is found to be guilty of violating the municipal ordinance, the judge may impose a civil penalty similar to a fine.

While the Code Enforcement Program at the Town of Lakeview is a proactive based approach to community policing, the public is also invited to make a complaint of possible code violations. Whether self-initiated or received by complaint, the Code Enforcement Officer will review the information and investigate to determine if there is a violation of the Town of Lakeview Municipal Ordinance. The Code Enforcement Officer is available to listen to your issues. If any citizen of lakeview has a concern or complaint and would like to notify the Code Enforcement Officer, please call Town Hall at (541) 947-2020 or file an online complaint.

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Complaint Process

The Code Enforcement will do a site visit to determine if there is a violation occurring. If there is no violation, the Code Officer will advise the complainant that the reason he does not feel a violation is occurring. If there is a violation occurring, the Code Officer will investigate to determine the responsible party. The responsible party will be contacted via face-to-face visit, phone call, email, or letter, and made aware of the violation. A deadline established for compliance. Deadline reached with voluntary compliance – the case is closed. Deadline reached without compliance – possible citation issuance with a new deadline set for compliance (citations could be issued daily).